Friday, October 21, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Hop Day 1................Basket Additions and Strength And Hope!!!

Smiley from millan.net

Some fun and fabulous new Gina K. Designs stamp sets were released last night...........I sure hope you're enjoying all the awesome eye candy and inspiration on this hop!!

First up is Melanie's new set, Basket Additions that coordinates with Holiday Basket........


I wanted to make a little basket to fill with some crafty goodies for a friend.....and since I had no template I just used my Spellbinders Grand Calibur and Grand Oval and Scallop Oval Nesties to make the basket and matching card.  I just used some cardstock strips to connect the ovals to make the simple 2-sided basket.  I used Pure Luxury in White and Bubblegum Pink and Basic Grey Indie Bloom dp.  I couldn't resist studding the scallops with pearls cuz I love my bling!!!  LOL

Smiley from millan.net

Next up is the special set designed by Theresa called Strength And Hope............

Theresa will be donating all her proceeds from Strength and Hope, for the first month of sales, to cancer research.


I really love this elegant butterfly!!  And I have so much fun making shrinky dink earrings!!  So just a simple card design in black and pink matches the black and pink earrings.  I used Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas dp....I do so love my dp!!!  I used the matching Houndstooth Cuttlebug Folder to emboss the white. 

You'll want to check out what the rest of the Design Team has for some wonderful inspiration......make sure you leave comments along the way as Gina will be choosing random winners from among the comments to win a stamp set of their choice (value at 24.95 or less).

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

91 comments:

Melanie said...

Such a fun idea to put together a mini craft basket for the basket, hee!
these earring turned out so elegant!

catdidit said...

Love your little basket, perfect gift idea! And those earrings are AWEsome!

Theresa Momber said...

Love these designs, Lee! Great project ideas. The earrings are so beautiful!

Kathy H said...

Great projects!!!

Deb said...

Oh, you are SO clever! Love the basket idea, and those dangly butterfly earrings! Fabulous, Lee!

richardbreaks said...

Love these projects, Lee!!! I can ALWAYS put a basket to work!!

Riette said...

That's adorable! And a stunner of a card!

Tina Gilliland said...

Spiffy little basket there!! LOVE the earrings and your ribbon on the ribbon set!!! Great work, GF!!!

Barb said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing!

CraftyJo said...

How cute - making earrings from those gorgeous butterflies! Lovely

Olga said...

Ear-rings are amazing. Love also the bow!

Patricia said...

Very creative idea for the craft "basket" for your friend. Great project and great use of your imagination! Very cute projects. Thank you!

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

fabulous basket, very creative

Carlotta Vachon said...

Very, very cute! Love the earrings!

Sid said...

Fantastic projects !!

Krissy said...

Love the big bow and the earrings are adorable!!!

Teri said...

So elegant! Love these.

Sandy S. said...

Awesome ideas!

alex said...

Wow! love those earrings and matching card, never tried the "shrink thing", will have to put that on my to do list!

Love the basket on the basket and matching card, great use of nesties, thank you for the inspiration.

Joni said...

Wow! You really rocked it this time!

Shrinky dink ear rings.. and gift basket baskets. Your originality is amazing. Thanks for inspiring me to think outside the box.

Leslie Turner said...

What a fun basket for your friend, Lee! And I LOVE the shrinky-dink earrings!! And that gorgeous brown bow on your card is divine!

ecpiercy said...

These are great! Love what you did with the shrink plastic, both on the card and with the earrings! Great ideas!

pamselinski said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I liked your basket card very much what a wonderful twist, but your Strength and Hope card blew me away. Absolutley beautiful.

Thea said...

Beautiful, i love the earrings they are great!

Hugs
Thea

sprgstn16 said...

Oh my goodness...I just love those earrings!!! Now I am convinced to purchase this set. My best friend is a colon cancer survivor and these earrings would be the perfect Christmas gift for her! Thanks for the great idea!!

Lynn B. said...

Wow! Love the idea of using the basket stamp for a gift basket. I LOVE those earrings! What a great idea! And pink and brown is one of my favorite color combos. Wonderful work and ideas!

Gayle said...

Great project, Lee, for the basket additions. Love the strength & hope card with the earrings.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! I am so impressed...love the basket idea and also the earrings you made and the elegantly creative card too. Love the colors you chose as well. Thanks for some great ideas.

Ravengirl said...

These projects are great! I am loving those shrinky dink earrings!!!

Nancy Woolever said...

Love the basket on a basket idea

Sharon said...

What a cute idea to make a gift basket using a basket!
Your hope card is so pretty!

Diana E. said...

Loved them..Loved them and what a neat idea...Earrings ! What talent in this group ! Thanks for sharing and I have had such fun going from Blog to Blog. First time I have ever done this !

Angie said...

Ahhh Lee! You are so talented!! How super cute to make Shrinky Dink earings!

Love all the projects but really like your Strength and Hope card. So elegant!

Marj said...

Wow! Love the earrings! And the card, too!

Donna Phelan said...

WOW! Such creativity! Heck if you didn't live on a cold & snowy mountain I just might move to be your neighbor! :) (but I do love my beach too much!) Your homemade baskets are so fun, the people who reCeive them should be so pleased. And your shrinky dink ear rings to go with your beautiful card, how CLEVER!!!! I have some of that stuff toO, have made many a funky pin for different Holidays. Thanks so much for the INSPIRATION!!!

Kim said...

I adore the earrings! What a great idea. I have some shrink plastic and will make some as soon as I get that stamp kit.

Madeleen said...

Lee, the little gift basket and matching card is such a cool idea. The card with the little earrings - WOW! I couldn't help but notice your fav colour combo there: brown & pink! Thanks for the inspiration!
Madeleen

Debbie Bradford said...

Your hope card is absolutely gorgeous!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh my GOSH Lee!! Your crafty goodies baskets are ADORABLE! You are so clever! And I love how your bow on your hope card looks like a butterfly - I wish I had your talent Girlfriend!

Helen F. said...

Lee you have two GREAT gift ideas here! Thank you so much for sharing your creative talent with us!

elizabeth said...

Love the earrings! And your strength and hope card is just gorgeous.

lisa808 said...

Cute & fun!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What FUN earrings!! Totally out of the box idea!

craftsbyreva said...

great work!

Kelly said...

Such fun projects! Love your butterfly earrings!

Honortem said...

Love the embossing behind your hope and strength card- beautiful

jazy1m said...

Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Betty said...

OMG! I didn't think anyone else used shrinky dink except me! Loooove those earrings!

Anita Braddock said...

wow I love your cards and the shrinky dink earrings are great. love the colors and paers you chose. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win
http://www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

Golda said...

Your basket project and card are great. What fun ingenuity. I love your bow on the Strength and Hope card and that you used the butterfly on the bow and for the earrings is gorgeous! How fun!

cattie said...

I love the idea of adding the front to a basket. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing, Lee.

Valley said...

What a inspiration you are!!! Earrings and the basket of goodies!! Wow!!!

lakergirl said...

Love your earrings and lovely card...I hae to try some of that "DINK" stuff...lol
Kim

Nana said...

Muy original la tarjeta, me encantan los aretes.

Kary said...

Hi Lee! I LOVE those earrings!! As always, your cards are so gorgeous!!

the 2 Pink Ladies said...

Love your creation of the basket. What a cute idea. Making the butterfly earrings was very creative, too.
Hazel
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Gee S. said...

Your card and matching butterfly earrings are gorgeous!!!!

miatagal said...

Last blog, but by no means least; Lee your projects are terrific.

My Angel said...

Fabulous Ideas on both your projects!! Stunning work!!

Marsha said...

Second gift earrings and card are knock my socks off wonderful.

Kathi said...

Wow, what awesome cards and projects! Love the adorable basket of goodies and those earrings are just beautiful! What great ideas for gifts!

Jamie said...

Love the earrings!!!

Sharon in Arizona said...

Well, Lee, how clever are you!!! Your basket and matching card are adorable!!!! And your "Strength and Hope" card is gorgeous!! This has been a fun and inspirational hop!!! Thanks for sharing with us! Hugs, Sharon :o)

Sharon in Arizona said...

Lee - can you clue me in on shrinky dink earrings?
Thanks - Sharon, smarch@wildblue.net

Xiongness said...

great job!

Kris said...

Clever and creative using shrinky dinks for earrings! Lovely work! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

RachelB said...

Nice projects! Love the earrings!

Michelle Single said...

I'm absolutely in love with that giant chocolate bow! Those earrings look so fun!

Bloqbeta said...

I like it!

Sandra Hess said...

Thank you so much for sharing your work.I lost my son David to cancer in 2005.He was only 26.Sincerely,Sandra Hess from Ohio

zehra said...

Love the earrings, gorgeous, love the idea of a actual basket TFS

Hi...I'm Cindy said...

omg, how wonderfully creative, love the basket and matching card, its so cute and your friend will surely love it
the hope card with matching earrings is so awesome, I love that butterfly tooo, all 3 stamp sets are on my wish list they are awesome tfs

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Ooooooh....these are just fabulous!! I love these!! and the earrings!! How creative!!

marie said...

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! Love the way you used both stamp sets to make things other than cards. Never would've thought of either the basket nor the earrings. Can I say it again? BRILLIANT!

Jessie/knightrone said...

How fabulous!

Theresa said...

These are amazing!! I totally love how the earings came out. Pefect work my friend.

Sue D said...

Great basket and card and love those earrings and the bow on the second card.

lipton|TEE said...

First off the craft basket was a great idea. I think it's a really nice gift. Secondly I love the Hope and Strength earrings- too cute.

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous projects Lee! You are so creative!

Luv 2 Create said...

Your strength and hope card is simply beautiful. Cute earings too!
Marcie

Sherry said...

These are cool but love the chocolate brown of the second card and the earrings are so neat!

nannasuep said...

And ear rings too WOW!! How creative!

Lorraine said...

Your basket is adorable and the earrings are so cool & creative!

Kwright said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks!

kim.scrapper said...

Very pretty cards but the earrings are so cute, very creative, tfs

Carol said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspirastion!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Great Basket I’m sure your friend will love it. I really love the earrings you created with the stamp Wow Great Job!

Donna said...

So creative and talented you are, love the earrings and your bow looks some what like the butterfly, don't know if that was intentional, and love the matched whole set!!
And the basket and card set is just as gorgeous!!
Wonderful job.!!
Thanks
Donna

Cheryl S. said...

Terrific card and earring set! I love this stamp.

Carolina said...

Adorable gifts sets - love how you used the same image and design on the first to create the adorable set. The earrings and card on the second - just WOW!!!

JessicaK said...

Ooh, those butterflies earrings are awesome.